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Molenmeers 11, Bruges 8000 Belgium
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#1 of 99 hotels in Bruges
2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
A grand Italianate mansion with an incredible sense of history, The Van Cleef can be considered a stately home on one of Bruges' most beautiful canals. Today the house is transformed to a small, luxury boutique hotel where style comes with substance, where classical is mixed with contemporary and where cutting edge facilities are combined with good old-fashioned service standards.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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River View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 2 more
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German visitor wrote a review Apr. 11
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Beautiful view on the water and Bruges. Extremely kind host and staff Very structured and clear organization Privacy is secured through closed main entrance. Food is exquisite secured Car Parking on premise 750 m walking to the center of Bruges
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: book canal room!
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Will A wrote a review Jan. 2020
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Hotel's Favourite
This was a fabulous stay. The hotel is very beautiful with every public room being lavish but not overdone. It is bang on the canal which makes the place special The staff were extraordinarily kind and thoughtful, anticipating our needs rather than just answering questions. It wasnt cheap, but given how wonderful it was, it was good value. It is in a great location. A five minute walk from the very centre of the city but blissfully quiet. There are very good restaurants nearby, which they will be happy to advise on and book for you in advance if you give them a call.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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gg-kfirina wrote a review Mar. 2021
Herent, Belgium142 contributions36 helpful votes
We visited Hotel Van Cleef for the second time in early March as a small getaway (first visit in September 2020). This is a lovely boutique hotel - the level of luxury within all the details is great - lavish furnishings and deco. The various common areas are so lovely - and the hosts ensure you feel at home within the hotel. So welcoming and attentive to whatever you may need during your stay without being overbearing. Rooms are very comfortable - as well as the bathroom with bath products that smell lovely. Splurge for the canal view - it’s beyond worth it (we were additionally upgraded to a suite and appreciated the extra space as well). Breakfast is fresh and delicious (currently served in room due to Covid measures). The location of the hotel is perfect for exploring Bruges by foot. It’s just outside the hustle and bustle - with everything still located a stones throw away. We will absolutely be returning to stay at Hotel Van Cleef to rest, recharge and enjoy the city of Bruges. Covid note: we visited at a time when no restaurants were open and deliveroo’d food to the hotel which was no problem. It’s also possible for dinner to be prepared at the hotel provided you request this on time during the day.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
David wrote a review Feb. 2021
Knokke-Heist, Belgium1 contribution
Unique setting in the historic centre of Bruges. But the thing that makes this such a memorable place to stay is the very warm welcome by the owners, the Vanhaecke family, & their dedicated staff, they are incredibly helpful during the entire stay !
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Escape725607 wrote a review Feb. 2021
Nandrin, Belgium2 contributions
Excellent and friendly service in several languages, very good location with parking, cosy and extremely beautiful interior, amazing breakfast, fantastic diner in the room with high quality products and outstanding sauces!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$211 - US$350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
BelgiumFlandersWest Flanders ProvinceBrugesSt-anna
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel van Cleef
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel van Cleef?
Nearby attractions include Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai (0.5 km), Cafe Rose Red (0.4 km), and Cuvee Winebar/Wineshop (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel van Cleef?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel van Cleef?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel van Cleef?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel van Cleef?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel van Cleef?
Conveniently located restaurants include Park Restaurant, Je Restaurant, and In't Nieuw Museum.
Is Hotel van Cleef located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Bruges.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel van Cleef?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel van Cleef?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel van Cleef?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Historic Centre of Brugge (0.6 km), Basilica of the Holy Blood (0.4 km), and The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde (1.2 km).
Does Hotel van Cleef have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.